'''The Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science''',
commonly known as '''Mississippi State University''' ('''MSU'''), is a land-grant university
located in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi|Oktibbeha County
, United States, partially in the town of Starkville, Mississippi|Starkville
and partially in an unincorporated area
["[http://www.cityofstarkville.org/cosdocs/ZoningMap.pdf Zoning Map]." Town of Starkville. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.] ["[http://www.msstate.edu/web/maps/ Campus Map]." Mississippi State University. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.] Mississippi State, Mississippi
, is the official designation for the area that encompasses the university.
It is classified as a "comprehensive doctoral research university with very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation.
The university has campuses in Starkville (main), Meridian, Biloxi, and Vicksburg,...